Fresh off the success of her adaptation of Madeleine l’Engle’s beloved novel A Wrinkle in Time, Ava DuVernay has set her sights on a new adaptation: that of 1971 DC comic New Gods, created and designed by Jack Kirby.
With A Wrinkle in Time, which grossed $42.2 million in North America in its first six days, DuVernay became the first woman of color in Hollywood to direct a live-action film with a budget of $100 million.
According to Variety:
The New Gods are natives of the twin planets of New Genesis and Apokolips. New Genesis is an idyllic planet ruled by the Highfather, while Apokolips is a dystopia filled with machinery and fire pits ruled by the tyrant Darkseid. New Genesis and Apokolips call themselves gods, living outside of normal time and space in a realm known as the Fourth World.
Six New Gods sequels were published following the original, with The New 52, the most recent, coming out in 2011.
Warner Bros. launched the DC Extended Universe in 2013, with Man of Steel, followed by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and Justice League, and will continue with Aquaman which will be released in December of this year.
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